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Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
service. volunteer events will be held in all 50 states and the obamas and bidens will attend a service fair on the national mall featuring 100 volunteer organizations. nbc's special correspondent chelsea clinton is the honorary chair of that event. chelsea, nice to see you. good morning. >> nice to see you, matt. good morning. >> i know michelle obama said back in 2009 at the first inaugural, the national service day was her favorite part of the entire event. i also know she and her husband, and the bidens and you would like to grow that event. how do you go about doing it? >> oh, we're so excited. we have events in every state. we have more than 2,000 different events. there will be more than 50,000 volunteer opportunities for people to take advantage of. and on the mall alone, as you mentioned, there will be more than 100 organizations participating in seven different events in what we believe to be the largest service event ever taking place in our nation's capital. >> i was looking, the world giving index shows the united states among the top ten countries with the most gen
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
barack obama set to do it again in just hours. one day before the public event. this, after a first-term marked by great triumphs >>> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> some setbacks. >> the bleakest unemployment in 26 years. >> big fights and deep sorrow. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> now, as barack obama prepares to begin his second term and washington, d.c. prepares for another presidential inauguration, we look ahead to the opportunities and the challenges facing the nation today, sunday, january 20th, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," "the second inauguration of barack obama" with lester holt and erica hill. live from washington, d.c. >>> welcome to a special edition of "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. beautiful morning in washington, d.c. happy to have jenna and dylan here with us as well. based on the picture i saw on twitter last night, you allic canned it last night. >> we missed you, l
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
nation's capitol is preparing to match the moment. now because the law states that a president has to take the oath of office on january 20, president obama will have a private swearing-in ceremony on sunday here at the white house. and then his public swearing-in on monday all as he gets ready for another four years in office. erica? >> thanks. kristin, we'll be seeing you and our other colleagues tomorrow when we're there for the inaugural. >> our road trip. we're heading down including jenna wolfe who is here with another check of the headlines. >>> hey, good morning. good morning, everyone. the u.s. is working to free american hostages still being held by militants in algeria. frederick butossio is the only american killed so far. the state depend was able to confirm that to his family in suburban houston. algerian troops are battling gunmen who have taken control of a natural gas complex. the militants want to trade american hostages for the release two of convicted terrorists held in the u.s. the u.s. state department says it will not negotiate with terrorists. >>> meanwhile,
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >>> president barack obama, the 44th president, takes the oath of office to serve a second term. and we're here for all the tradition, pageantry and tradition "today," monday, january 21st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the second inauguration of barack obama, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. >>> and good monday morning to you, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning from capitol hill. as you look at the white house there, now the capitol. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> beautiful sunrise in washington. no matter who you voted for, this is an historic day for the country. little cold in the capital, but all along the country, people are starting to gather along the parade route this morning. >> the president and his family have a very full day ahead. so do we here at nbc news. 8:45 eastern starts off, the celebration does. the obamas and bidens will attend
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
, michelle obama, first lady of the united states, joined twitter yesterday with the handle @flotis. >> welcome. >> newsbreaking enough. but then her first tweet was a photograph of herself sporting a new do. >> wow! >> so she's got the bang. >> yes. >> first impressions, tamron hall? >> shout out first to her hairstylist from chicago, who i met when i was 18, did my hair when i was 18 in his basement. now he is at the white house. thises what i got. >> only because you look -- blatant attempt at -- oh, i'm so ugly. >> this is why i only visit, i don't stay. no, it worked. thank you. bottom line is she looks hot, very cleopatra. it reminded me, actually, of natalie's bangs. natalie was, i guess, the inspiration. >> carrie washington doing bangs. >> kate middleton, to name a few. also our producer inspired by our first lady of the united states, went in looking like this, this morning, into the offi office. i think we have the before picture. and there's the after. >> makes you mysterious to have bangs. >> that's a compliment. >> for guys you look like mo from the three stooges, but
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
families at the state level. >> two democratic leaders are going beyond what president obama is likely to propose. government mark o'malley says he'll push for tighter gun laws in his state. and in new york, governor cuomo signed a sweeping gun bill into law on tuesday that was blasted, saying it will have no impact on public safety and crime. >> besides those new laws he wants congress to pass, he will announce some executive actions, including telling his justice department to go after those folks who failed background checks criminally go after and prosecute those people. >> you started, chuck, by saying this is sort of a once in a generation type of proposal in terms of its sweep. that's because the politics are so hard, as you just outlined. is there anything that's changed in terms of the dynamic that makes this more likely to pass? >> well, it depends on how they go about the order with which they try to get these proposals passed. if the assault weapons ban is the lead, i've had plenty of democrats tell me, then any new gun control measures, the whole thing will die. if they go af
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
information this morning that the united states was involved in a failed rescue attempt in somali friday. president obama said u.s. forces provided, quote, limited tech nknick al support to french troops in their bid to rescue an intelligence agent being held ho hostage there. french intelligence says they believe the officer is dead. >>> have you felt a little empty inside since, say, 2006? be prepared to be whole again because sexy is back. justin timberlake releasing his first song in six years with a little help from jay-z. ♪ >> the track is called "suit & tie." jay-z and timberlake together t hit itunes overnight. it is now 7:13. we send it back to matt, savannah and al in beverly hills. it's cold out there. a lot of us around here will hit the beach after the show. about 6 0 degrees, sunny in new york. >> thank you for rubbing it in. >> you enjoy that. >> we're going to release a new song called suit and tie and sweater and blankets when you can't see us and everything else. will thank you very much. and how about a little bit of weather? >> nothing like a fine wine. anywa
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
2016. president obama has tapped senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. >>> lawmakers in maryland have come up with a compromise in legislation over who is responsible for injuries from dangerous dogs. it would impress the impact of last year's court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous. that decision made pet owners and landlords liable for dog attacks. new law clarifies responsibility and would apply to all breed, not just pit bulls and landlords would only be liable if they know or should have known that a dangerous dog was being housed on their property. >>> the original author of the dear abby advice column has died. funeral services were held yesterday for abigail vanburen. she died wednesday after a long battle with alzheimer's disease. she was 94. giving good advice runs in the family. for decades her column competed with the advice of ann landers, written by her twin sister esther. esther died in 2002ment they were on good terms. the dear abby column has been written by her daughter jean for nine years. >>> 5:35 is our time. the first lady debuts a new
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
in 2016. president obama tapped senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. >>> happening today, maryland's governor slated to propose measures to make it easier to cast a vote in maryland. according to the washington post, governor martin o'malley will push for a bill to expand early voting and also to allow maryland residents to register to vote and cast ballots on the same day. the bill faces opposition for republicans in the general assembly. the gop has long fought similar measures. they say it opens the door to voter fraud. >>> 6:46 now. today, leaders in prince george's county will help unveil a new gun safety proposal. maryland governor martin o'malley is scheduled to outline his public safety priorities for this year's legislative session. prince george's county executive baker and mark mcgaw will join the governor for the announcement this afternoon. >>> guns in virginia schools, sits with a safety task force. a legislative committee defers to that panel. it will authorize one person in every school to carry a concealed weapon. the task force is expected to make
NBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
state's ban on assault weapons. the assembly votes later today. >>> this week president obama is expected to make an announcement about a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence including a push for major legislation to include background checks. at a news conference on monday, mr. obama promised to act alone if necessary. >> but i'm confident there's some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an a anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group, sandy hook promise, will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers, i actually think will come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, what's reasonable, what's responsible and what isn't. >> the national rifle association says they're doing their part t
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 4:30am EST
term agenda like gun control and immigration. obama 2012 campaign manager, jim messina will head that group. it will be separate from the democratic national committee. >>> hillary clinton will step down as secretary of state with the vast majority of the country approving of the job she's done. an nbc news poll finds that 69% of americans approve of the job she's done while only 25% disapprove. secretary clinton widely seen as the early favorite to get the democratic nod for president in 2016, although she has not said whether she's interested in running. >>> it is now 4:49. feel free to tweet and text away during monday's inauguration. the biggest cell phone carriers are making sure you don't lose service during the inauguration. this is a much bigger issue than it was for the first inauguration four years ago. more than 130 million americans now you have smartphones according to the wireless association. just 41 million had smartphones in 2009. cell phone carriers are encouraging you to send text messages instead of making calls. phone calls use more of the network. >>> metro is of
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
the floats, you'll see hawaii and illinois represented for president obama and the first lady and for vice president biden, delaware and pennsylvania, his birth state. our people, our future. >> lots of groups marching. but only eight floats and the ones designated by the inaugural committee. president obama doesn't have time to bask in the ceremony. he has several issues. >> he unveiled a sweeping proposal to stem gun violence. senators debated whether his plan could be effective yesterday on meet t"meet the p. >>> i don't think it's constructive what the president is doing. within minutes of that horrible tragedy in newtown, the president tried to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that's designed to appeal to partisans, designed to appeal to his political partisans. >> to not talk about guns when comes to gun violence is to not talk about smoking when it comes to lung cancer. it just doesn't make any sense much it's part of the problem and we have to deal with it. >> republicans say they don't even expect the senate to vote on the president's gun control proposal
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something is going on in all 50 states. this big tent opens at 9:30 to the public. you can come down and see all of these exhibits. there's plenty of room for everybody here at the mall at 12th street. we talked to a couple of the people inside about what they hope to do today. >> anyone can volunteer if you're ages 10 and up. we have everything from an e-mail pen pal program to getting involved with our friendship program. >> people are here for the national day of service. you'd like people to come and sign up. >> absolutely. we need volunteers. we are run by volunteers. we have over 1,000 volunteers. we're always looking for more volunteers. that's why we're out here. >> reporter: again, it's a national day of service. it won't be any good unless you participate. i'm tom sherwood live on the national mall. back to you. >> all right, tom. we're glad you canceled your other plans to be with us. >> we feel very lucky. thanks, tom. if you're up early, you can see from tom's live shot that the su
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
look out for floats representing hawaii and illinois, home states of president obama and the first lady. the final float will represent the overall inauguration theme this year. our people, our future. >> news 4 will bring you live coverage of the parade. jim vance and doreen gentzler will have a bird's eye view atop of the museum. it's always a great view to look down on pennsylvania avenue, see all the floats coming down, the different bands from around the country. a couple from our area as well. >> also a great view to see it on tv. >> that's right. >> the front of d.c.'s parade viewing stand will also support its statehood efforts. >> the district spent more than $300,000 on the stand in front of the wilson building. mayor vincent gray said -- it reads a more perfect union must include full democracy in d.c. today, president obama will use the inauguration to show his support for giving the district a voice this congress. his limo will use d.c. license plate that reads "taxation without representation." those tags will remain on through the second term. the district designed t
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
and repeat after me. i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sasha told her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 20909. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you very much for joining us tonight. but more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, a
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
jefferson, the first president to take the oath of office at the united states capitol. year celebrates the 150th anniversary of the completion of the capitol dome along with the freedom statue that tops it. just a little presidential trivia for you. >> that's right. of course, president obama swearing in ceremony will begin at about 11:30 this morning. for people heading down to the mall, trains have been running rush hour service for more than an hour now. >> the agency hoping for a smooth ride for people coming into the city from areas outside the district. tony tull live this morning at the new carrollton metro station at the end of the of the orange line in prince george's county. how does it look? >> beautiful. she told me that they have two trains running every six minutes. two eight-car trains running every six minutes. if you plan to use the metro to get to the inauguration, you'll have a fantastic ride out of the station here. we have talked to people here from all around the country. we spoke to a woman from jamaica the last time we were here. now we've got folks from -- >> p
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
the district two days before the second inauguration of president barack obama. and the illinois state society hosted a gala, and these women travelled from wisconsin to take in the events. >> it has been fantastic. a lot going on, different foods and activities, and it's been wonderful. >> reporter: and there was a gala in honor of the tuesday 63 tkpwae airman. >> it's indescribable, really. it sort of helps to look back to see where we came from, and we have come a long way. so we are very proud of that. >> reporter: the official inaugural ball will be held monday night and the president takes the official oath of office today at the white house. in northwest washington, darcy spencer, news4 today. >>> a special honor for members of the military. they will get to dance with the president, vice president, and their wives at the inaugural ball. an air force staff sergeant will dress with the president, and a machine gunnery sergeant will dress with the first lady. >> i am getting the opportunity to represent so many different people, and it's a pride point for them, you know, hey it's
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
be the 51st state in america. >> a white house spokesman says now that president obama has lived in d.c. for four years, he sees how unfair it is for families in the district to pay taxes but not have a vote in congress. >>> thousands of extra law enforcement officers are on duty for inauguration events. >> they got their marching orders within the last 24 hours. >> professionally and impartial at this. >> hundreds of police officers traveled to d.c. and were sworn in as deputy u.s. marshals. this was a ceremony at american university's bender arena yesterday. they also got a security briefing and reminders on what to look out for in the crowds. extra officers also arrived in town this weekend to help metro transit police patrol it trains and bus lines. we're watching several developing stories not related to the inauguration. >> it's 4:22. pat lawson muse is in the news 4 studios with more on the stories. good morning. >> good morning, eun and aaron. >> fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a house fire that sent a man to the hospital. it broke out in the 66
NBC
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
, get out and enjoy the bay. >>> california democrats now dominate the golden state's political offices, and nationally democrats are savoring the reelection of barack obama as well as an increased majority in the u.s. senate and modest gains in the house which remains under republican control. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston gives us perspective. >> much of this change has to do with demography. the essence of the population, for some time democrats have excelled with african-americans. but in recent years, latinos, now the largest minority in california, and nationwide, have gone with the democrats. as well as asian-americans, they've gone with the democrats. take a look at the national ethnic vote in 2012. take a look at these numbers. they're overwhelming in terms of the percentages of african-americans, asian-americans, and latinos. add a ten-point advantage among women, 3-2 margin among young voters and 3-2 advantage among gays and there's not much left. >> out here in california, we are more. >> good and bad, by the way. the votes were even stronger in califo
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 10:30pm EST
the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled as if to say, come on, man. this is my big day. you got to get this right! but unfortunately, he didn't get it right, so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time, and they got it right. >> jim walked through the history of democracy's big day. monday at 8:00 a.m. eastern the book featuring president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. c-span. created by america's cable companies in 1979 brought to you as a public service. >> in 1981, ronald regan was inaugurated as the u.s.'s 40th president. former california governor had won the election against the incumbent president, jimmy carter. the iran hostage crisis where 52 americans were held for days after a group of militants took over the u.s. ambassador in iran. this is about 25 minutes. as he was giving his speech, the hostages were being released. >> governor, are you prepared to take the constitutional oath? >> i am. >> plac
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
the 2013-2014 school year is unlikely. the uc raised tuition between 2006 and 2011 because of state budget cuts. >>> the nation's capital work right now continues for president obama's inauguration. now the national mall being transformed into america's stage there. of course this is where president obama will take the oath of office on monday. that will be next monday. you can see the stands there. the presidential view stand is up for authorities and security right there to parade that route. more than 800,000 people expected to attend this one and the secret service promising to have better crowd management this time around. last time four years ago a lot of people got stuck in tunnels and didn't see him being sworn in. the preparations continue. president obama still very busy writing his speech. >> i have seen some yellow pads filled with writing of late around. >> i don't think he should turn this into a partisan speech. i think he helps himself when he holds the high ground. >> for the record president obama and vice president joe biden will take their oaths privately on sund
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
away. jim is a professor of political science. good morning. president obama delivering the state of the union in a few weeks. today's speech a preview of that? >> to a certain extent his themes will be broadly -- the problems facing the united states and what he has in mind. i don't think he'll get into too many specifics in the address today. i think he'll be talking about unity and getting together to solve our problems. because even though there are a lot of specific items like gun control, the economy, that he wants to address, he cannot get any of those things done if congress doesn't cooperate with him. pleas for unity will be a strong theme of this inaugural address because he does need congress to come together behind him. that's one of the lessons he learned in the first four years is you can have an ambitious agenda but if congress doesn't cooperate you won't be successful with that. >> can he bridge a gap between parties in the second term. we are making progress on that. john boehner tried to get his own party together. he's taken a few of the more extreme people in h
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
people, the federal government in mexico and the united states in which we have a lot of hope in the government of mr. pena nieto and the government of mr. obama, that they can listen other voices on a very delicate subject to security. what are we doing, local governments facing challenges that sometimes go out of our hands and anyway we have to deal with them. there is no doubt that the main concern, for instance, in my city in northeast mexico is a border state with taxes. too often, cities have borders with the rio, texas that we also have my city on the southeast part of the state and it's a strategic location. my city the city of 670,000 people. it's a big city. the metropolitan area sharing the space which has two cities, our neighbors in another city, which is my city. there is no doubt that the main concern of the people in the border areas on the mexican side is the demand for safety and the demand for security. this demand is being heard louder and louder than the demands for employment and secret services, which is what we mayors do. when i was listening of course for job
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
was a man of the people. given the great deal of support that president obama had received in the 2009 inauguration, what will we expect to hear from him that might define or establish his legacy on monday? >> a very good point, residents of the united states can't campaign again, but they campaign for history. they get very conscious of their role in history, what will they be remembered for? it is interesting, the president that either did not get a second term or whose second term was considered disastrous often wind up campaigning even harder. some of our presidents have been great ex-president, working hard to establish that kind of historical legacy. i think president obama will use that opportunity to try to find what it is and how you want people to think of them not just now, but in the future. and king has just had a monument built to him. 50 years ago, 1963, king gave his speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. there will be some connection to that in the process because this is the fulfillment of what he looked for. but what is left, what needs to be done? it is p
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 10:00am EST
] ♪ ♪ ♪ [cheering] >> ladies and gentleman, the daughters of the united states, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause] ♪ [cheering] ♪ ♪ [chanting "obama"] >> ladies and gentlemen, dr. jill biden accompanied by mrs. john boehner, deputy clerk of the house of representatives, robert reeves. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama accompanied by the clerk of house of representatives -- [inaudible] [applause] ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united states, joseph r. biden, accompanied by inaugural coordinator for the joint congressional committee on inaugural procedures, the sergeant at arms, the house that the sergeant at arms, said a majority leader harry reid, and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama accompanied by the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, sergeant at arms terence at jenner, the house sergeant at arms, pulte irving, senator charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, the spe
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